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Monday Nights on Radio 3 - two more in January 2008

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:27 pm
by Charlie
As the Monday night rota continues to spin like a roulette wheel, I've landed on Jan 14 and 21

Re: Monday Nights on Radio 3 - two more in January 2008

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:14 pm
by Ian A.
Charlie wrote:As the Monday night rota continues to spin like a roulette wheel, I've landed on Jan 14 and 21


I just posted this query in the wrong place (in your bit about Madilu System in CDs) so put it again here. Radio 3 have told us that the Monday slots in the first months of the new year are all profiles on the artists nominated in the Awards for World Music, presented by Lucy Duran. Was actually quite pleased to hear this as it's the first time ever that they'll have given the nominees a proper boost. So which BBC right hand doesn't know what which BBC left hand is doing?!

Re: Monday Nights on Radio 3 - two more in January 2008

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:59 pm
by Charlie
Ian A. wrote:. Radio 3 have told us that the Monday slots in the first months of the new year are all profiles on the artists nominated in the Awards for World Music, presented by Lucy Duran.

I shouldn't really be answering on behalf of Radio 3, as I have nothing to do with their plans or indeed the changing of them, beyond being told, 'this is when we'd like you to do some (more) shows.'

But as I understand it, they did have that plan, but subsequently changed it so that the four shows focussing on the nominees would be scattered across four months; with Mary Ann, myself and possible A.N.Other doing the weeks in between (up to the end of March, which is far their plans run at the moment, owing to the unknown future activities/whereabouts of Radio 3's preferred incumbent of the applicable time-slot).

So your wish will be met, but not as one programme after another. Since the Awards Event will be a bit later this year, this will help to maintain the visibility of the Nominees over a longer period than would have been the case if the programmes had run one after another in January. Hope this meets with your approval.

I'm sure your answer will be, 'yes, fine, but why didn't they tell me so I could post the correct info in the what's happening column in fRoots?' And that is a question I definitely can't answer.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:43 pm
by Ian A.
Today's latest info from the shifting mirage of Radio 3 is indeed that there will now be 4 programmes, one per month, with short profiles as follows. Other weeks will rotate the temporary sitting tenants as Charlie said above.

Monday 7 January
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective
Anoushka Shankar
Bajofondo
Balkan Beat Box
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
Bole 2 Harlem
Faiz Ali Faiz

Monday 4 February
Gaudi - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Hazmat Modine
Huun-Huur-Tu
Idan Raichel Project
Juldeh Camara & Justin Adams
Malouma
Manu Chao

Monday 3 March
Maria Rita
Mayra Andrade
Nass El Ghiwane
Ojos de Brujo
Orchestra Baobab
Rachid Taha
Sa Dingding

Monday 7 April
Simphiwe Dana
Son de la Frontera
Thierry Titi Robin
Tinariwen
Toumani Diabate & the Symmetric Orchestra
Transglobal Underground
Vieux Farka Toure

Souad Massi guests on Monday 14 January

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:30 pm
by Charlie
Souad Massi sings four songs during the programme that goes out on Radio 3 at 11.15 on Monday 14th.

In the old days I'd have pretended Souad was with me at the time of doing the rest of the show, but in this new era of BBC honesty we daren't risk such deceit.

On Monday 21, following up a suggestion from Alan Finkel, I'll play records from most of the 16 countries featured in the African Nations Cup, which starts in Ghana on the 20th.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:39 pm
by Eduards_Ozolins
Come on BBC ! Give us stuff that matters ... :/

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:47 pm
by Charlie
Eduards_Ozolins wrote:Come on BBC ! Give us stuff that matters ... :/

This is too cryptic for me, Eduards. What do you mean?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:53 pm
by Eduards_Ozolins
Various things... Radio 3 is OK for me but there are things that going wrong at the moment. For example , http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music . Look what happening at their message boards! They used to give us excellent stuff on daytime but know...
I know that's offtopic,sorry. :)

BBC Radio 3, Monday 14 Jan 2008

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:17 am
by Charlie
BBC Radio 3, Monday 14 Jan 2008. Online for 7 days at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - Humphrey Lyttelton - Bad Penny Blues - As Good as it Gets - UK - Smith - SCCD1142

2 - Carmen Miranda - Deixa Comigo - Brazil: 1914- 1945 - Brazil - Fremeux - FA 077

3 - Devendra Banhart - Cristobal - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon - USA - XL - XLCD 283

4 - Tabu Ley Rochereau - Kelya - The Voice of Lightness - Congo/Zaire - Sterns - STCD3027-28

5 - Lídia Pujol - L'Enamorada Desesperada - Else Amants de Lilith - Spain - TempsRecs - TR 1093 GE07

6 - Blind Boys of Alabama with Allen Toussaint - How I Got Over - Down in New Orleans - USA - Proper - PRPCD033

7 - Souad Massi - Hayati - Live in session - Algeria/France

8 - Souad Massi - Raoui - Live in session - Algeria/France

9 - Lydia Mendoza - Mal Hombre - American Roots - USA - Palm Pictures - PALM CD 2075-2

10 - Markku Peltola - Paha Kurki - Markku Peltola & Buster Keaton Tarkistaa Lännen Ja Idän - Finland - Ektro - EKTRO 32

11 - Manu Chao - Me Llaman Calle - La Radiolina - France/Spain - Because - BEC721258

12 - Youssou N'Dour - Bàjjan - Rokku Mi Rokka - Senegal - Nonesuch - PRO 400015

13 - Volga - Pomol - Pomol - Russia - Manas - MR 7016

14 - Lais - Leda en de Zwaan - The Ladies' Second Song - Belgium - Bang - BC0561

15 - Souad Massi - Ghintaenta - Live in session - Algeria/France

16 - Souad Massi - Bladi - Live in session - Algeria/France

17 - Leonardo Paniagua - Mi Secreto - Bachata Roja - Dominican Republic - Iaso - iASCD3

18 - Fufü-ai - Cha Cha - Petite Fleur - Spain - Kasba - KM00-405

19 - Gipsy Kings - Si Tu Me Quieres - Pasajero - Spain - Tinto Tinta - promo

20 - Super Mazembe - Shauri Yako - Giants of East Africa - Congo/Kenya - Earthworks - STEW45CD

21 - Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World - The Stiff Box Set - UK - Stiff - SALVOBX402

22 - Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara - Ngamen - Soul Science - UK/Gambia - Wayward - WAYWARD704

23 - Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar - Džumbus Funk - Go Marko Go - Bulgaria - Piranha - CD-PIR 2121

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:52 pm
by tulsehill charlie
Good show Mr Oldtown Charlie. Great to hear you at full length. Highlights for me: Souad Massi's speaking voice, and her first two numbers. I liked your question about whether she felt the same as when she had written the song (Hayati?) and which provoked an illuminating response. Her singing sounded more powerful live than on record. Coupled with Rochereau, The Blind Boys and Lydia Mendoza (that girl sure could roll her rrrr's) I thought I'd died and gone to radio heaven. Good on yer for playing Humph.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:49 am
by Dayna
This whole show was wonderful.

Lídia Pujol - L'Enamorada Desesperada--This was some very chilling music.

Loved Blind Boys of Alabama

It's really nice to see something by Gipsy Kings.
I like Lydia Mendoza too.

Souad Massi
Wreckless Eric
Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:20 am
by judith
to quote:
Dayna wrote:This whole show was wonderful.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:06 pm
by Con Murphy
Charlie wrote:8 - Souad Massi - Raoui - Live in session - Algeria/France

9 - Lydia Mendoza - Mal Hombre - American Roots - USA - Palm Pictures - PALM CD 2075-2


Talk about songs to make you melt - my wife had to mop me off the floor and hang me in in the airing cupboard to dry for a couple of hours after those two.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:24 pm
by Alan
Con Murphy wrote:
Charlie wrote:8 - Souad Massi - Raoui - Live in session - Algeria/France

9 - Lydia Mendoza - Mal Hombre - American Roots - USA - Palm Pictures - PALM CD 2075-2


Talk about songs to make you melt - my wife had to mop me off the floor and hang me in in the airing cupboard to dry for a couple of hours after those two.


You can join Con in the cupboard by clicking on this link http://tinyurl.com/3yfc96 - this week there's a couple of minutes of the previous programme to get through before Humph arrives

Ali wrote in another posting, 'Time to give Charlie the Monday slot permanently'. I couldn't agree more; it's a mighty fine thing to have Charlie back on the radio for more than 26 mins at a time. Even if the weekly slot isn't available permanently, two programmes each month is still an absolute listening pleasure.

Can anyone suggest a collective way we might be able to convey this message to Roger Wright and Radio 3?

Alan

emails:

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:46 pm
by Charlie
emails from

1. Andy Barnes

Dear Charlie

Thanks for playing the Orchestra Super Mazembe track. I first heard it several years ago when Andy Kershaw played it on the World Service programme. I have always wondered who it was as I had the recording on a tape but didn’t know who it was. Souad Massi was great too – she always is.

Warm Regards

Andy

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2.A Andy Cordy

Dear Charlie,

Hoping this reaches you, thanks for a lovely R3 show last night.

After hearing Volga, I wanted to track down the album. I followed the links provided on the playlist, which is more thorough than any I've seen in terms of associated contacts but I have drawn a blank due to the malfunction or incompleteness of the "Lumberton Trading" site.

I don't read Russian so many of the links I have followed were dead ends but I have found the German associates, which I'd hoped to use as a contact. This seems to be a dead end too.

Perhaps I'm just too fast off the blocks and it will happen soon, the Volgamusic site had emails for certain band members and I think it only fair that they know people want their CD but are finding it hard to purchase, I took the liberty of emailing one of them.

Warmest regards

Andy

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2.B Andy Cordy

I've had an apologetic email from Lumberton, I had made it to the site without a problem, the links worked, the site isn't fully operational, my CD is on it's way from Helsinki thanks to the intervention of [band-member] Alexei Borisov himself.

Warmest regards

Andy

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CG reply

Curious that the only two emails from Andy Kershaw listeners are both from people called Andy. Is something going on here?

Aha, no, here's a third and he's no relation.

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3. Graham Green

It's great to hear you on Radio 3 while you are standing in for Andy.

Hopefully Andy will be back soon. But, what would be just as good would be a regular programme of decent length for you on one of the national channels eg Radio 2 or 3.

I really missed your show on Radio London when it was axed (for reasons I understand). I hope you are fully recovered and feel that you want to get back into the saddle and maybe re-introduce Radio Pingpong, or something like it.

Also, any chance that you might do something at WOMAD this year? Your shows at the Village Stage, and the last one in 2006 on Radio 3 Stage were always a highpoint.

PS I think the Markku Peltola track you played was based on Dylan's 'Wanted Man' rather than just an improv.

Graham

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CG reply - hm, I've listened to the only version of this Dylan song I have, a live cut by Johnny Cash. I can see the similarity, but am not absolutely convinced. Any other suggestions or confirmations out there?

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4. Roy Stevens

Hello Charlie,

I can still clearly remember coming to the Radio London office (Marylebone High Street, I believe) one Sunday morning - it was probably something like twenty five years ago. I answered the phones. Your guest that day was Professor Longhair!!

Regards

Roy